Tue May 25, 2021 12:39 pm

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Tue May 25, 2021 12:39 pm linkquote
I took a cowl off my 1980 P200 and saw that the contact point for the turn signals is sticking out way too far. I tried tapping it back into place without success although I didn't hit it hard because I was afraid of breaking off the contact.

What should I do?


Contact sticking out.


Close up, contact sticking out


What it should look like.

Tue May 25, 2021 12:42 pm

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Tue May 25, 2021 12:42 pm linkquote
Can you pry/ push the white plastic dome out to give you more room to work? Or can you pull the contact and the wire it's connected to out, and get creative on enlarging the center hole in the white plastic? Then push the contact back in and viola!?!?
Tue May 25, 2021 2:33 pm

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Tue May 25, 2021 2:33 pm linkquote
I have no idea as I'm out familiar, I'm just here for moral support.
Tue May 25, 2021 2:37 pm

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Tue May 25, 2021 2:37 pm linkquote
Like MJ said, get some slack in the wire and gently pull the contact out a little further. I'll bet you just have a big burr on the edge of the hole you can trim off and the push the contact back into place. But feel around for burrs or a lip on the contact too, something caught on something when you removed your cowl to get jerked out and bent like that.
Tue May 25, 2021 3:12 pm

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Tue May 25, 2021 3:12 pm linkquote
Ahhh ok now I understand that's actually the contact with wire attached inside.
Tue May 25, 2021 9:26 pm

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Tue May 25, 2021 9:26 pm linkquote
Thanks MJ... I'll try to work on this tomorrow.


I'm a little concerned about WHY the contact slipped out in the first place. Once I clean up the hole in the plastic dome, should I glue the contact back into the dome?... maybe Gorilla Glue?

Also, is the wire soldered into the contact or just pressed it?
Wed May 26, 2021 10:43 am

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Wed May 26, 2021 10:43 am linkquote
Thanks MJRally... you were spot on. I pried off the plastic dome, loosened the wire enough to work, slipped the bare wire back into the metal contact and crimped it, and then, after cleaning out the opening of the dome, pushed the contact back into the dome and pushed the dome back into the cowl.

Hopefully now the wire will stay in the contact, the contact will stay in the dome and the dome will stay in the cowl. I didn't use any glue.
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